Mount Union?s James Perone to Present Faculty Recital September 25

April 27, 2010

Clarinetist Dr. James Perone, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music at Mount Union College, will present a faculty recital on Tuesday, September 25 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Also featured will be faculty members Jayne Naragon on clarinet and Kathy Reichenberger on piano.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Perone earned a bachelor of music degree in music education from Capital University in 1980. He subsequently pursued graduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in clarinet performance in 1982, a master of arts degree in music theory in 1984 and a doctoral degree in music theory in 1988. Before joining the staff at Mount Union, Perone was an active in chamber music throughout western New York, playing clarinet in the Madera Wind Quartet and Amherst Chamber Winds. He is currently the principal clarinetist with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Canton Concert Band.

He has had several articles published in music journals including ClariNetwork, The Flutist Quarterly and Interface: The Journal of New Music Research. He is also the author of The Sound of Stevie Wonder and The Words and Music of Carole King and The Words and Music of David Bowie (Praeger Publishers). In addition, he is currently under contract to write The Words and Music of Prince and Mods and Rockers: The Development of British Invasion Rock, for publication by Praeger in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Kathy Reichenberger, a faculty accompanist, coordinator of accompanying and instructor of piano, has served for ten years in these various capacities at Mount Union. She holds the bachelor of music education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and the master of music in Piano Performance degree from the University of Akron. She also accompanies the Touring Ensemble of the Summit Choral Society in Akron, Ohio.

Jayne Naragon is entering her second year as applied clarinet instructor at Mount Union. She earned bachelor and master degrees in clarinet performance from Kent State University. Jayne plays second, bass and e-flat clarinet with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, bass clarinet with the Ashland Symphony and has appeared with Canton, Wooster, Mansfield and Youngstown symphonies. In addition, she has been the clarinet instructor for Green Local Schools for the past nine years.

The recital is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

To The Top!